AmericanDreamers

This book is a collection of portraits of us all.  

 

Inspired by a quote from a New Mexican farmer, “I’ve met a lot of people in my life that I didn’t like… until I got to know them.”  portrait photographer, Richard Knapp, set out on a year long adventure across the United States with his wife and two young sons in an effort to get to know their fellow Americans. 

 

The goal was simple:  introduce their children to as many different people as possible, with the hope of creating a more open-minded and well-rounded point of view of Americans.

 

These straight-forward, unbiased and honest portraits, taken during a very divisive time in our country, compiled and edited-down to 240 pages, take us on a ride that reminds us of our humanity and a familiarity that catches us off-guard and saturates our very being of acceptance.